In a reply to a statement on Twitter about how vape was proving effective with people in mental health institutions and the homeless, I asked an open question to the effect. That resulted in several good suggestions, including from @margyb & @Nico and Laughter that some people charge their vape devices at public places like train stations. Another Twitter user, de vangrailmaaier, then added a suggestion to the effect.. The 'Louisa' is of course Louise Ross, champion of the Leicester Stop Smoking Service that has become very pro-vape. What a great idea! Of course, it would be more effective if there were more vape shops, but I like where it's heading. It offers a number advantages: It shows vape shops as giving back to the community. It would probably make for a sign they could put in their window (as opposed to many other types of signs). It allows them to check for damaged and counterfeit batteries, and give the user the appropriate advice ("sorry, we can't charge those for safety reasons, but we sell genuine batteries you could use"). Given batteries can take several hours to charge, it also allows them to push more batteries to people. "would you like some new, freshly charged batteries to tide you over?" It'd be an opportunity to give people further advice on battery safety. It'd ensure that more batteries are charged using safe chargers, in a fire resistant shroud (I don't use one, but it makes sense if doing them in bulk). They could push sales of other things when the vaper drops in to leave or pick up the batteries "BTW - have you tried our new range of juices?" ... Of course, this would be more effective for mods with replaceable (as opposed to built-in) batteries, and the lack of shops means it would be tricky for homeless people to get to their 'local store'. But I still think it's a great idea. So.. would anybody be interested in approaching their local B&M vape shop and asking them if they would be prepared to implement such a service? I was thinking of creating a high resolution (read 'big') image suitable for a poster based on this graphic (but with pictures of batteries and mods & ..lots more classy). Suggestions for alternate wording are also welcome.